Admissions: Graduate Program in Taxation

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Admission to the Graduate Program in Taxation (Tax and Taxation of Cross-Border Investment) is highly selective. A candidate's performance in law school tax courses and his or her overall law school record are of particular interest in evaluating the application.


Prior to enrollment, full-time and part-time applicants must have earned a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and must have successfully completed the equivalent of a basic introductory J.D. Federal Income Tax course. To apply, candidates must submit:

  • Letters of Recommendation: 2 required
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Verified LSAT score and JD class rank
  • Official undergraduate and law school transcripts
  • International lawyers must present evidence of graduation from an international law school: official transcripts from all schools attended and listed on the application for admission; certified, translated copy of the transcripts; and photocopies of diplomas received.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants whose native language is not English must submit results of the TOEFL. Minimum required TOEFL score for admission: 580 paper-based, 237 computer-based and 92 internet-based.
  • Application fee: $50 (The application fee may be waived upon a showing of financial hardship.)

Deadlines & Timing

Decisions are made as applications are received. Candidates are therefore encouraged to complete their applications as early as possible.

  • For the seven semester joint J.D./LL.M. Program, applications should be submitted during the spring semester of the student's second year of law school.
  • For the triple degree program, once J.D students begin their 2L year of law school, they also should apply for the LL.M. in Taxation program by the end of spring semester after having completed specific prerequisites.

Matriculation: Full-time/Part-time Students

Full-time students may matriculate only in the fall semester. At the discretion of the Director, part-time applicants may commence in any semester and may later convert to full-time status.

Transfer Credits

With the approval of the Director, a student may transfer up to six credits of graduate-level work completed in a graduate tax program offered at another accredited law school if the work was completed within four years prior to transfer.

How to Apply

Application to the University of Miami School of Law may be made through Miami Law's Master of Laws Programs Online Application or through LSAC's Service. (If using LSAC's Service, applicants must register and pay for the LSAC LL.M Credential Assembly Service[CAS] and Letter of Recommendation Service. Applicants must request LSAT scores separately from the CAS report.)


Financial Aid: For specifics, visit the financial aid area of the Miami Law web site. Read More

International Students: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Read More

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